Tech Giants Behaving Badly: Google, Facebook, Cisco, Nokia and Microsoft Under Scrutiny

Tech Giants Behaving Badly Google’s Canadian Overdose $500M DOJ Settlement Plus Class Action Suit Google has entered into a $500 million settlement with the Department of Justice for allowing Canadian pharmacies to advertise in the US.  Google blocked ads from other countries, just not Canada.  The U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island that ran the investigation…

Cyber Attacks Increasingly Worrisome to US Business and National Security; May be “Acts of War

Cyber Attacks Increasingly Worrisome to US Business and National Security; May be “Acts of War” The past few weeks have seen a series of cyber attacks against the U.S. government (including penetrating the CIA and US Senate websites); Gmail accounts for U.S. officials, Chinese activists and journalists; multiple defense contractors including Lockheed Martin; NASDAQ, the G-20,…

Ted’s Tubes: Google Sounds Trade Alarm, From Russian with Spam, Wiki-Leaks & Net Meter

Google Sounds Alarm Bell over Internet Trade Barriers “More than 40 governments now engage in broad-scale restriction of online information, a tenfold increase from just a decade ago.”  This was one of the opening points of a white paper released by Google entitled “Enabling Trade in the Era of Information Technologies: Breaking Down Barriers to…

Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans Google, China and the U.S. Last month Google announced it would stop censoring searches and may even pull out of China after a series of cyber attacks designed to get information from dissident’s Gmail accounts.  China has previously been accused of cyber attacks against Congressional offices designed to obtain similar information. …

Ted’s Tubes: Internet at 40, ICANN Independence, Click Fraud and Intl Update

From 9/21 Cyber Report Internet Turns 40! On September 2, 1969 the first two ARPAnet computers were linked and began exchanging meaningless data.  This evolved to the Internet and the ultimate exchange of meaningless data — Twitter.  Today there are nearly 1.7 billion Internet users representing 1 in 4 people on the planet — that’s…